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Roundup: New-look Braves fall late to Tigers 2-1

Roundup: New-look Braves fall late to Tigers 2-1

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 22, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The first game of spring training can provide some unusual scenarios.
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  • Weiss preaching toughness to Rockies

    Weiss preaching toughness to Rockies

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Manager Walt Weiss played for the Rockies when they were known as the Blake Street Bombers. But Weiss is offering his new squad a new identity.
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  • Gardner looking to get noticed by Rockies

    Gardner looking to get noticed by Rockies

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Right-handed pitcher Joe Gardner began the process Friday of showing the Rockies that he's not just "the other guy."
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  • Moylan shows off his pingpong prowess

    Moylan shows off his pingpong prowess

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    The pingpong table at the Dodgers' Cactus League facility gets plenty of use. Clayton Kershaw has been known to swing a mean paddle, and the constant clanking of plastic can be heard throughout the clubhouse.
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  • Koufax Dons Dodgers Uniform for First Time Since 1980s

    Koufax Dons Dodgers Uniform for First Time Since 1980s

    nytimes.com Feb 22, 2013
    The Hall of Fame pitcher is spending 10 days at training camp as a pitching instructor, lured back to the franchise by the team’s head of marketing and its president.
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  • Cain gets Opening Day call as Bochy sets rotation

    Cain gets Opening Day call as Bochy sets rotation

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong will follow Matt Cain, who'll start the April 1 season opener at Los Angeles, as the Giants have set their rotation for 2013.
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  • Gyorko's slam powers Padres past Mariners

    Gyorko's slam powers Padres past Mariners

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko launched a grand slam in the first inning Friday as the Padres jumped on Mariners starter Hector Noesi and rolled to a 9-3 victory in the annual Charity Game at Peoria Stadium.
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  • Roach looks to extend innings limit

    Roach looks to extend innings limit

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    There were few regrets to be had in 2012 for Donn Roach, a right-handed pitcher who was traded from the Angels' organization to the Padres on May 3.
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  • Answer Man: Brandon Belt talks belts, giraffes, Roger Federer a…

    Answer Man: Brandon Belt talks belts, giraffes, Roger Federer and Carrie Underwood’s hair

    yahoo.com Feb 22, 2013
    When he came up in 2011, Brandon Belt was nicknamed "Baby Giraffe" because San Francisco Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper said he played the field awkwardly, as though he had just fallen out of his mama. At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Belt got his…
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  • Kemp, Crawford unlikely to play until early March

    Kemp, Crawford unlikely to play until early March

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said March 1 is a very rough target date for Matt Kemp to get into games coming off left shoulder surgery. Carl Crawford will likely be later than that as he returns from Tommy John elbow reconstruction.
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  • White Sox land Gillaspie in trade with Giants

    White Sox land Gillaspie in trade with Giants

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    The White Sox added a left-handed hitter and a third baseman on Friday in acquiring Conor Gillaspie from the Giants in exchange for Minor League right-hander Jeff Soptic.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Traditional pocket passers becoming extinct? Don't tell this QB…

    Feb 22
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Perhaps the irony of the NFL's incoming quarterback class on display here at the scouting combine is that while the read-option trend seems to be the wave of the future within the league, the future clearly isn't now. At least not in ter…
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Friday observations about offseason, Weeden and more

    Feb 22
    Will the NFL push back the dates on the offseason? Not if the players' union has anything to say about it, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Baltimore Ravens 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 22
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.